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How Francisco Domenech Uses His Law Background In Politics

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Francisco Domenech is a Puerto Rican lawyer who has been in political circles throughout the course of his professional career. While he was born in 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he spent most of his youth in the state of Florida. After graduating from Forest High School he became a student at the University of Puerto Rico. He earned a political science degree and then started attending this university’s School of Law. He has a Juris Doctor that he earned in 2003.

In 2005 he was appointed as the director of the Office of Legislative Services of Puerto Rico. In this position, Francisco Domenech managed a budget of $10 million and oversaw a staff of 120 people. He created a summer program for the Tomas Bonilla Legislative library which had 100 interns and also expanded access to this library for people who are blind and/or physically impaired. Read this article at washingtonpost.com

He now manages a bipartisan government affairs boutique called Politank. This organization helps businesses who need legal help in navigating the laws and regulations of Puerto Rico. He was able to hire some high-level people at Politank such as former Senate President Kenneth McClintock, who had also been Secretary of State, and Guillermo San Antonio-Acha who had at one time been the Legal Counsel to the Governor of Puerto Rico.

Francisco Domenech can often be found on Puerto Rican television and radio programs talking about political affairs as a commentator. Among the media shows he has appeared on are Puerto Rico TV, El Nuevo Dia, andWapa America. The media outlets on this island also frequently quote what he has to say. He has also been recognized as one of the top young professionals in Puerto Rico. He made the 2016 40 Under 40 list and it is said that he was the top vote-getter.

He is also a philanthropist who has given money to a number of nonprofits both himself and through Politank. Among the causes he has financially supported are Museo de Arte de Ponce, the Clinton Foundation, TASIS Dorado Scholarship Fund, and The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Visit: https://angel.co/francisco-domenech?public_profile=1

 

SUJIT CHOUDHRY: CONSTITUTIONAL CUSTODIAN

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Sujit Choudhry is known as a law advisor, author of several books, articles, book chapters, working papers, and reports. He is a famous scholar, by the title of a professor, who conducts researches that deals with issues relating to the constitution and known to have written widely on it of the Canadian law (wzb.eu). His published chapter of a book addresses crisis faced by democracies by the structure.

To learn more about his published works, check on works.bepress.com

On December 2017, Eric Holder stated the danger of termination of Robert Mueller from office suggesting that people demonstrate in peace if anything happened. Sujit Choudhry saw it as a result of either being in line with the constitutional jurisdiction or letting the citizens be the judges of the officials’ abuse of office and power.

He notes the failure of Eric Holder to state challenges faced in the legalities of trying to remove Robert Mueller from office. He says that the symbolic lines being red is a failure of democracy, due to lack of regard for limits in concerning office holding. He stipulates another way of disregarding the constitution as the holding of power without legitimate election process.

The chapter comprises Sujit Choudhry’s comments on the state of current politics that lead to the worsening of democracy and presidency being an individual government. He details the threats faced in Poland, through PiS about justice.

He addresses the issue of a president using established procedures to influence rules and customs to stay in power longer, which he refers to as backsliding of democratic rights. Sujit Choudhry quoted Bermeo by stating that focusing less on the relation of the economy and institutions while emphasizing choices and those who choose is critical in consideration of influence and quick interventions.

There is a discussion on Poland’s control of the tribunal, which is the custodian of the constitution. He states that the case experienced in Poland is similar to that of America. The press did his publication within the University of Oxford. At the closure of the chapter, he ultimately deciphers the symbolic phrase as a hidden message which translates into, the impeachment of the president from office.

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Related link:  http://sujitchoudhry.com/